Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

He’s back for an encore presentation of Dandelions!

We are once again hosting award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack via ZOOM! This event will be on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. He will be presenting an Adult hands-on workshop entitled “Dandelions,’ a Jean-Francoise Millet Inspired Pastel Painting. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists.

Space is limited to 12 participants so please email the library at to reserve your spot and to schedule a curbside pick-up time to get your materials or to pick them up in the library. That’s right! All participants will be provided pastels, white pencils, and pastel paper in this fun pastel painting workshop that you will do from home! All we ask is that you return the pencils once you are done. Once you are a registered participant, we will email you the Zoom link.

This event is being sponsored by the Brimfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Oscar the Wonder Dog with Ms. Nicole

Join us for a fun new show presenting Oscar the Wonder Dog and Ms. Nicole (AKA Maggie the Clown). Oscar knows over 40 tricks and will astonish you with his antics!
This is a family friendly event that is open to all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. It is on Friday, July 30th at 11am and is being held at the Brimfield Town Hall.
Call the library at 413-245-3518 to sign up today!


Virtual Cooking with Lara: August 3rd

Join Ms. Lara, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes! You’ll need the following ingredients: graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, cream cheese (2 bricks = 24 cheesecakes), white sugar, lemon juice, plain yogurt OR sour cream, and optional vanilla extract plus a topping of your choice (berries, sprinkles, chocolate chips). Whipped cream can be made from scratch during class! You will need an electric mixer.
This class will be conducted using Zoom on Tuesday, August 3rd from 4pm – 5pm.
This event is for children ages 7+ and is limited to 10 families. Please email the library at to sign-up. Once your family has signed up we will email you the zoom link. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.


Argh You Ready To Read?! – 2021 Summer Reading Program

Our 2021 Summer Reading Program kicks off tomorrow and our theme this year is ‘Argh’ You Ready to Read?!
Children and teens are welcome to participate. Children ages 3-12, and teens ages 13-18 can sign up and collect their reading logs/bingo cards at the front desk. Children and teens will receive prizes as they complete their reading logs. Sign-ups for summer reading close on July 21st so you have plenty of time to join in on the fun before you have to walk the plank!
The final day to collect your summer reading prizes is Wednesday, September 22nd!

In-Library Appointments Beginning May 5th

We are delighted to announce that we will be open for appointments beginning on May 5th!
Starting on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, we will be open for appointments on:
Wednesdays 10am -12pm
Thursdays 3:30pm -5:30pm
Saturdays 10am -12pm
You can register for your appointment by calling the library at 413-245-3518 during our staff working hours. Appointments are for 15-minute intervals. Computers may be used during your 15-minute appointment. We have built-in time between appointments to sanitize the library.
Curbside Pick-Up services will still be available for those that would prefer that method of borrowing materials.
For more information, please see our COVID-19 Reopening page.


BPL Scavenger Hunt

The Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. are hosting the library’s first-ever town-wide scavenger hunt for a chance to win $100!! This awesome event will kick- off on Saturday, April 10th, and run until Sunday, April 25th.

The Google form can be found here:
Anyone can play, but if you’d like to enter the contest for a chance to win $100, and help support the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc., you can submit your $10 entry fee by using (click on Library Donations) or by dropping a check off at the library. Please make the check out to the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.
We hope you join in on the fun!

Pick Your Blind Date With a Book Here!

The library is currently closed to the public, but we are still doing Blind Date With a Book this February! To choose your blind date, you can either browse through our book of “dating” ads that we’ll have available at the library’s front door during curbside pickup hours, or you can take a look at our virtual display of Blind Date books below. See one you like? Jot down the number of the book in the picture and just give us a call or email us at to let us know which book (or books) you want!



Food Pantry Collection

In a typical year, the library would have collected Food for Fines throughout the months of November and December for our local food pantry, but as with everything else, this year was different. Recently however, the Brimfield, Holland and Wales food pantry has asked for help from the community due to an increase in need from local families. From now until January 9th, the library will have a plastic tote on the front step the hours we are open for curbside pickup to collect non-perishable food items for the tri-community food pantry. Please consider donating if you can while picking up/dropping your library materials.

Gingerbread Decorating Contest

Buy a kit, make your own, use real candy or fake, a house, gingerbread boys and girls…whatever you like! The possibilities are endless! Families can work on 1 project together, or family members can all enter their own. Up to you!
Then email a picture of your project(s) to us at by Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Voting will take place December 31st and January 1st via Facebook. A prize will be awarded for the winning creation. The winner will be notified on Saturday, January 2nd! Hope you can join in on the fun!